Sunday, August 5, 2012

Steve (me) giving two talks

It was hot outside, and inside too, but in a very different way. Surrounded by a massive number of Catholic families joining together to share, learn and love the Catholic Faith. Here are a few pictures. 

Breakfast with recent convert Dr. Francis Beckwith

My wife Janet sitting with our friend and helper Brian at our book table

 

I gave two of my favorite talks: St. John: Master Story Teller based on my book St. John’s Gospel and my adventures in the Holy Land, and Swimming Upstream: Living and Sharing the Truth in a Neo-pagan Society.

Tim Staples firing up the crowd

 

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My Dad is on the Edge of Time and Eternity

by Steve Ray on August 5, 2012

My 93 yr old dad now has double pneumonia. Not looking good. His wife of 73 years, my mom, is quite distressed.

My four kids are all flocking to visit him with great love and wonderful memories. They all adore him. Maybe the Lord Jesus will take his good servant home peacefully in his sleep.

For the last few years he has been saying, “Lord, I’m ready. Bring me home.”

I am torn: 1) wanting his smiling, kind, loving self to stay with us, and 2) wanting him to be at peace with the Lord Jesus he has loved and served since 1953. May the Lord’s will be done.

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